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  Stella Adler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stella Adler (February 10, 1901 – December 21, 1992) was an American actress, and for decades was regarded as America's foremost acting teacher.
Born in New York City, Adler was a member of the Jewish-American Adler acting dynasty, the daughter of Sara and Jacob P. Adler, the sister of Luther and Jay Adler, and half-sister of Charles Adler.
Adler's biggest issue with Strasberg was over the issue of whether an actor should use the technique of substitution, recalling personal experience for a believable result, or living in the moment, using your partner to create a believable result.
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 Biography for Stella Adler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Stella Adler was born on February 1, 1901, the youngest daughter of the Yiddish theater actors, Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler, who founded an acting dynasty.
Adler was widely acclaimed in the Yiddish theater, but she wanted to break out of that theatrical ghetto and play a wider variety of roles on the legitimate stage and in Hollywood.
Adler believed that "the theater exists 99% in the imagination" and it was this belief that was the foundation of her philosophy and instruction.
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 Stella Adler Studio of Acting
To Stella Adler, the impulse to act was a sacred and important one, but she was not dogmatic about any singular approach or method.
Stella Adler, herself a fiercely independent theatre artist, understood that acting becomes vital, exciting, and alive when actors do their own thinking and bring a point of view or a sense of mission to their work.
Another Stella Adler quote still used at the Studio is, “The play is not in the words, it’s in you!” It is the actor’s responsibility to respect the script and to be willing to read deeply and with a fertile imagination.
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 American Masters . Stella Adler | PBS
The child of actors Sarah and Jacob Adler, Stella began her career in the Yiddish theater.
By the mid-40's Adler was teaching at the New School for Social Research and had found the role that was to make her a revered name among actors everywhere.
She proposed that one of the actor's primary concerns must be with the emotional origins of the script.
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 Stella Adler
Stella Adler was the most outstanding personality on the American stage this century.
Adler was a noted tragedian, who had immigrated to America at the turn of the century.
Adler made her stage debut with her father in "Broken Hearts" when she was four years old.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/sadler.html   (575 words)

 Ransom Center Acquires Archive of Legendary Acting Teacher Stella Adler
Adler is best known for having taught the principles of acting and character and script analysis to young talents who later came to dominate the American stage and screen.
The Adler archive is a rich trove of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, video and audio tapes, photographs and other materials that trace and define Adler's career, beginning with her start in the New York Yiddish Theater in 1906, where as a child she acted alongside her parents, Jacob and Sara Adler.
Stella Adler's teaching notes for the role of Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." Stella used these notes in a 1974 class in Script Interpretation at the Stella Adler Conservatory.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /news/press/2004/adler.html   (994 words)

 Jewish Post of New York Online - News - Stella Adler: A Woman For All the Seasons (1901-1992)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Stella Adler, who died in 1992 at the age of 91 in Beverly Hills, is the most famous acting teacher that was born in this country.
Adler, for example, has an unknown chapter: She was an active member of the "Irgun" delegation in the United States, better known as the "Peter Bergson Group" or: Ben Hecht Group.
Adler was always proud of her Yiddish-Russian heritage: "I'm so delighted that I come from a family where my parents spoke Yiddish," she said to Paris and explained: "The Yiddish theater was not what most people think it was.
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 Amazon.ca: Stella Adler: The Art of Acting: Books: Howard Kissel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This second collection of Adler's papers precedes the material found in the previous collection (Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekov, LJ 4/15/99), ending as she begins text analysis.
Daughter of one of the greats of Yiddish theater, Jacob Adler, she studied with Stanislavski, was a founder of the Group Theater and appeared in many of its seminal productions, married the brilliant critic Harold Clurman (they later divorced), and after the Group Theater folded, founded an acting school that rivaled Lee Strasberg's.
To Adler acting is a labor of intelligence and will and love, a "profession that is over 2000 years old" and one that requires boundless energy and a sort of selfish (but not narcissistic) ambition first, and then "critical seeing, self-awareness, discipline, and self-control" - for starters.
www.amazon.ca /Stella-Adler-Acting-Howard-Kissel/dp/1557833737   (1091 words)

 Amazon.ca: Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov: Books: Stella Adler,Barry Paris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Adlers interpretations stick closely to received wisdom: Ibsen depicts the individual struggling for liberation from societys conventions; Strindberg portrays men and women in mortal conflict; Chekhov is the poet of nostalgia and loss.
Despite these flaws, Adler is majestic and inspiring as she speaks to us from a bygone age in which the theater was the principal creative home for actors who achieved dignity from their abilities as interpretive artists, not from their celebrity status or their paychecks.
Adler writes from the point of view of performer, literary analyst, and teacher, a combination that serves to leave the reader inspired to tackle these three catalysts of the theatre.
www.amazon.ca /Stella-Adler-Ibsen-Strindberg-Chekhov/dp/0679746986   (1257 words)

 Hollywood Speaks at the Adler
Mulgrew's "portrait" of the legendary acting professor and teacher Stella Adler seemed to flow spontaneously from her keen memory, but it was clear, however, that Mulgrew's presentation was a carefully crafted and studied presentation of her mentor.
Kate's first experiences of acting in front of Adler were met with the devastating comment that she was in "a banker's way": that her acting skills were pedestrian, rote, blasé.
Mulgrew reported that Adler had a command of her art which was founded upon passionate study of a playwright's body of work as well as the emotions and life situations which individual characters encompassed.
www.totallykate.com /adler1/adler3.html   (1969 words)

 Random House for High School Teachers | Catalog | Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov by Stella Adler, ...
Adler discusses the ideas behind these plays and explores the world of the playwrights and the history--both familial and cultural--that informed their work.
Stella Adler was born in New York City in 1901.
While continuing her career as an actress, Stella Adler taught classes in the early 1940s at the Dramatic Workshop at the New School for Social Research, and at Yale.
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 StellaAdlerAcademyofActing&Theatres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Considered by many American theatre professionals to be the finest teacher of acting in the country, Stella Adler equates the craft of acting with life itself.
According to most theatre historians, it was largely because of the efforts of the Adlers' Company, a classical repertory troupe, that the Yiddish American theatre flourished in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Stella Adler made her own stage debut in 1906 in her father's production of Broken Hearts at the Grand Street Theatre in New York.
www.stellaadler-la.com /AboutStella/StellaBio/StellaBio.html   (348 words)

 Untitled Document
The youngest daughter of Jacob P. Adler, a noted tragedian, and Sara Adler, a successful actress-manager, Stella Adler was born in New York, New York on February 10, 1901.
Adler on high praise for her performances in Success Story by John Howard Lawson, and later in two seminal Clifford Odets plays, Awake and Sing and Paradise Lost.
Adler stayed with the Group Theatre for a decade meanwhile protesting the lack of decent roles for women in theatre.
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 Acting School in New York City - The Stella Adler Studio offers Acting Classes and Acting Programs
Since 1949, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been one of the premiere acting schools in New York City.
Offering a wide range of acting classes and acting programs, the studio aims to embody Stella Adler’s primary belief, that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of this idea, so elemental to the life, work and spirit of Stella Adler.
www.stellaadler.com   (349 words)

 Hamptons.com - The Stella Adler Studio of Acting Launches First-Ever Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These programs constitute a vital extracurricular aspect of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting which spirals around the nucleus of class work like electrons, holding the message we endeavor to communicate to our students and to the world: Growth as an actor and growth as a Human being are Synonymous.
The second generation, brother and sister Luther and Stella Adler, made the transformation from the Lower East Side to Broadway and Hollywood and brought international fame to the family.
Stella, a founding member of the acclaimed Group Theater along with Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford, established one of the world’s foremost acting schools, after studying with the world renowned Stanislavski.
www.hamptons.com /hamptons_article_long_island_1452.htm   (1714 words)

The Stella Adler Theatre is named in honor of one of the world's foremost acting teachers.
Stella's teachings have been embraced by many of the world's most prominent actors, writers and directors, including Robert DeNiro, Benicio del Toro, Melanie Griffith, Susan Clark, Harvey Keitel, Richard Dreyfuss, Cybill Shepherd, John Ritter, Peter Bogdonovitch and Gary Ross (writer of Dave and Big, and writer/director of Pleasantville), to name only a few.
Today, The Stella Adler Theatre is one of the most sought after venues for play production in the city of Los Angeles.
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 Stella Adler: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU
The Stella Adler Technique consists of: exploring the universal ideas embedded in dramatic literature, developing the limitless potential of the imagination, encouraging awareness of each actor's heritage as a responsible participant in a continuing theatrical tradition and perhaps most importantly creating an independent actor.
Stella Adler's spirit was one of fearlessness and openness with an uncompromising commitment to human growth and theatrical excellence.
Here at the Stella Adler Conservatory the curriculum includes Adler Technique, Scene Study (contemporary and classical) Shakespeare, Voice and Speech, Voice, Language and the Text, Movement for Actors, Mask, Improvisation and many other supplemental workshops given by both faculty members and professional actors, directors and outside teachers.
drama.tisch.nyu.edu /object/DR_StellaAdler.html   (594 words)

 Stella Adler and Harold Clurman Papers, Folder List
Stella Adler, agreements, 1992, 1995 "Publishing" 8 Bantam publishing agreement, correspondence, and royalty checks, 1982-1989 9 Correspondence re.
Reproduction of portrait of Adler 6 Bergen, Candice.
Pen and ink drawing of Adler, undated [used for "Stella by Starlight" invitation] 7 Brandt, Richard.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/adler.stella.folderlist.html   (1655 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Arts: Stella Adler and the American Theater: Changing the course of acting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the 1930s, Adler was a member of the Group Theatre, which pioneered the idea of the ensemble acting company.
Adler also was the only American actor ever to train with Konstantin Stanislavsky, the man most responsible for the modern evolution in acting.
Adler incorporated his unique and, at the time, wholly new approach, now known as "the Method," into the theory she taught to three generations of actors at the Stella Adler Acting Studio.
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 Celia Adler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was the daughter of Jacob Adler and Dinah Shtettin, and the older half-sister of Stella and Luther Adler.
Unlike Stella and Luther, who became well known for their work with the Group Theater, their film work and as theorists of the craft of acting, she was almost exclusively a stage actress.
Adler, Jacob, A Life on the Stage: A Memoir, translated and with commentary by Lulla Rosenfeld, Knopf, New York, 1999, ISBN 0-679-41351-0, 381 (commentary).
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 Find Two year conservatory or individual classes by Stella Adler Academy of Acting on Course Junction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you are from another country and are considering attending the Stella Adler Academy, please contact us and we will be able to help you prepare all the necessary materials so that the application, registration, and visa process is as easy as possible.
Stella Adler Statement of Purpose The Stella Adler Academy of Acting enhances the acting artist’s development by providing the pathways that will lead from the theory of the classroom to the reality of the performance on the stage and in front of the camera.
Stella's teachings have been embraced by many of the world's foremost actors, writers and directors, including Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Benicio del Toro, Melanie Griffith, Susan Clark, Harvey Keitel, Richard Dreyfuss, Cybil Shepherd, John Ritter, Peter Bogdonovich and Gary Ross (writer of “Dave” and “Big”, writer/director of “Pleasantville” and “Seabiscuit”), to name only a few.
www.coursejunction.com /course_detail.cfm/id/13604   (826 words)

 Vintage Catalog | Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov by Stella Adler, edited by Barry Paris
An original member of the famed Group Theater, Stella Adler was one of the most influential artists to come out of the American theater.
With passionate conviction and shrewd insight, Adler explains how their plays forever changed the world of dramaturgy while offering enduring insights on society, class, culture, and the role of the actor.
Stella Adler died in 1992 at the age of ninety-one.
www.randomhouse.com /vintage/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780679746980   (328 words)

 'Stella Adler On Ibsen, Strindberg And Chekhov' Edited by Barry Paris
Adler was sure that Strasberg tripped on his own ego, but she herself had enough ego to be confident that she had the conch.
Adler introduces things by stating that hers is not a course in “drama … but the truth of modern life as given to you by certain genius-authors who can make you into something tremendous.” Henrik Ibsen has no heroes or villains, only people struggling to figure things out.
Through her detailed scene analysis, Adler illuminates much of what must be understood about Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov, but she challenges the actor to get your own flashlight, pronto, because it’s a big tapestry you must explore.
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/19990718review289.asp   (893 words)

 Fundraiser pays tribute to legendary Stella Adler
There, on West 27th Street, in the Stella Adler School of Acting, you can find a corridor lined with history-spanning photographs, in one of which some 30 members of the Group Theater are gathered for a group shot at their upstate retreat in the summer of 1935.
The person who runs today’s Stella Adler Studio of Acting is 45-year-old Tom Oppenheim, son of Ellen Adler, grandson of Stella Adler, great-grandson of the Yiddish theater’s great Jacob Adler.
Stella had gone on the stage of her father’s Yiddish Art Theater, down on Grand Street, at age 3.
www.thevillager.com /villager_79/fundraiserpaystribute.html   (860 words)

 Stella Adler - Moviefone
Stella Adler was one of the premiere acting coaches in the United States.
From 1905, at the age of four, until her death eighty-seven years later, Stella Adler dedicated her life to preserving and expanding the highest level of...
From 1905, at the age of four, until her death eighty-seven years later, Stella Adler dedicated herself to understanding the theater.
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 The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
From 1905, at the age of four, until her death eighty-seven years later, Stella Adler dedicated her life to preserving and expanding the highest level of art in the theatre.
Although neither the politics nor the cooperative energy of the company appealed to her greatly, she nevertheless joined the ensemble in 1931, having been promised leading roles and having been enamoured of Clurman's vision.
Concurrent with her work as an actor and director, Stella Adler began to teach in the early 1940's at the Erwin Piscator Workshop at the New School for Social Research.
www.stellaadler.com /stella_adler.html   (453 words)

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